Collette Exploring Scotland and Ireland
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Exploring Scotland and Ireland

2017/2018
1-877-510-4653
 COLLETTE VACATIONS
Exploring Scotland and Ireland
A refined worldwide escorted touring experience

Collette Europe
Exploring Scotland and Ireland
Duration: 12 Days

Collette Tour Highlights

Edinburgh | Whisky Distillery | Inverness | Loch Ness | Loch Lomond | Belfast | Titanic Experience | Giant’s Causeway | Derry | Glenveagh National Park | Ulster American Folk Park | Dublin | Irish Night

Collette Tour Experiences
  • Spend time exploring the award-winning Titanic Experience museum.
  • Explore the ruins of historic Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness.
  • Embark on one of the world’s most breathtaking rail journeys along the Causeway Coast.
  • Discover Glenveagh Castle, set amidst one of the finest gardens in Ireland.
  • Experience the benefits of Whisper headsets, designed for better communication between you and your guides.

Personalize Your Trip

Pre and Post Tour Extensions. Start and end your vacation rested.

Pre Night: G & V Royal Mile Hotel
Post Night: Ballsbridge Hotel

Collette Exploring Scotland and Ireland
Specially-priced Air Rates Available: YES

Touring Stonehenge
Walk in the Footsteps of Celtic Culture

Travel to some of the world’s most magnificent cities and through the magical countryside of Britain and Ireland. This comprehensive journey takes you through rolling farmland and across the Irish Sea, through England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Marvel at the mystery of Stonehenge. Experience Ireland’s culinary renaissance during a cooking class at one of Dublin’s premier culinary institutes. Walk in the footsteps of William Shakespeare at his birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. Be mesmerized by the breathtaking landscapes in the English Lake District, Ireland’s Ring of Kerry and the valleys, mountains and imposing castles of North Wales. Admire the ancient Roman ruins at Hadrian’s Wall and in elegant Bath. Get acquainted with Britain’s pageantry in the royal cities of Edinburgh and London.

THIS TOUR INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TRANSPORTATION MODES:
  Ride in Comfort
Each Collette motorcoach has upholstered, reclining seats with headrests and individual air-conditioning vents. A high-fidelity sound system broadcasts professional Tour Director's commentary to every seat. Our custom of daily seat rotation gives everyone a variety of vantage points to see the passing countryside and city scenes.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Airport transfers may be included when you make your flight arrangements.

 Collette First Class Hotels
EDINBURGH GV Royal Mile Hotel (F)
BALLACHULISH The Ballachulish Hotel (F)
GLASGOW Jury Inn Glasgow (F)
DERRY Tower Hotel Derry (F)
GRANTOWNONSPEY Grant Arms Hotel (F)
DUBLIN Ballsbridge Hotel (F)
BELFAST Europa Hotel Belfast (F)

  
DINING HIGHLIGHTS
13 days, 17 meals

Globus Tour Itinerary

Day 1 OVERNIGHT FLIGHT


From rugged natural beauty to vibrant and historical cities, the diverse charms of Scotland and Ireland await.

Day 2 Edinburgh, Scotland - Tour Begins


Your tour opens in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. Tonight, experience how traditional Scottish ingredients are getting a modern twist during a welcome dinner at one of the city’s popular restaurants.

Today dinner will be included. Average Temperature: High 60, Low 47

Day 3 Edinburgh


Edinburgh Scotland

Today it’s your choice! You may choose to get acquainted with this regal city on a locally guided panoramic tour; explore both Old Town and New Town before visiting the Palace at Holyroodhouse,* the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh and former home of Mary Queen of Scots. Or, for a different perspective, perhaps you’ll join a local expert for an in-depth walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town; meander the cobbled streets and narrow alleyways before descending into the city’s underground vaults to uncover a world unchanged since the 18th century.


Today breakfast will be included. Average Temperature: High 60, Low 47

Day 4 Edinburgh - St. Andrews - Eastern Highlands


Travel to St. Andrews – the beautiful town in the Kingdom of Fife that gave the world the game of golf – to see the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the famous Old Course. Next, stop at Pitlochry, a vibrant Victorian town. Discover its old-world appeal as you explore this popular resort town on your own. Enjoy a privately guided tour at one of Scotland’s renowned whisky distilleries and taste for yourself why Highland malt whisky is considered the world’s finest.


Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Average Temperature: High 59, Low 45

Day 5 Eastern Highlands - Loch Ness - Ballachulish


This morning, explore Inverness, the “Capital of the Highlands.” Take a scenic cruise on Loch Ness before disembarking at the base of famed Urquhart Castle. Explore the ruins of this historic stronghold where acts of chivalry and defiance exhibit more than 1,000 years of Scottish history. Continue south through Scotland’s stunning Great Glen before arriving at your hotel on the banks of Loch Linnhe.


Today breakfast will be included. Average Temperature: High 46, Low 39

Day 6 Ballachulish - Glasgow


Begin your day with a breathtaking drive in the heart of Scotland as you pass through Glencoe and Rannoch Moor. Arrive in the Victorian metropolis of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. Take in the sights with a local expert before enjoying an evening at leisure in this bustling city.


Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Average Temperature: High 60, Low 47

Day 7 Glasgow - Ferry Crossing - Belfast, Northern Ireland


Collette Ireland

Enjoy a morning at leisure before you travel along the scenic Ayrshire coast to your ferry. Cross the famed Irish Sea as we head for Northern Ireland’s capital city of Belfast. Upon arrival, settle into your city center hotel for a 2-night stay.


Today breakfast will be included. Average Temperature: High 62, Low 48
DAY 8 BELFAST

Enjoy a privately guided tour of Belfast, Northern Ireland’s largest city. Learn about the struggles in this great city’s history as you pass through its distinctive neighborhoods. See “Samson” and “Goliath,” the massive cranes of the Belfast shipyard. Complete today’s tour with a visit to the award-winning Titanic Experience museum. The afternoon is yours to relax or explore the many attractions that this dynamic capital offers. This evening, delight in dinner at a local restaurant.


Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Average Temperature: High 62, Low 48

Day 9 Belfast - Glens of Antrim - Giant's Causeway - Derry


Venture along the stunning Antrim Coastal Route, stopping at the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago, the causeway resembles an old cobbled road leading mystically into the sea. Then, embark on one of the world’s most beautiful railway journeys along the Causeway Coast.** Soak up the incredible scenery before arriving in the walled city of Derry. Set out on a walking tour featuring the medieval city walls, St. Augustine's Cathedral, and the Guildhall. This evening it’s Diner’s Choice…tonight’s dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a ‘menu’ of Derry’s great restaurants.


Today breakfast will be included. Average Temperature: High 63, Low 48

Day 10 Derry - County Donegal - Glenveagh National Park - Derry


Today’s journey showcases the rugged beauty of County Donegal. Visit spectacular Glenveagh National Park, a natural wonderland with 40,000 acres of mountains, lakes and woodland. Enjoy a guided visit to stately Glenveagh Castle, set amidst the colorful splendor of one of the finest gardens in Ireland. Return to Derry with time to explore the town on your own and enjoy an evening at leisure.


Today breakfast will be included. Average Temperature: High 63, Low 48

Day 11 Derry - Ulster American Folk Park - Dublin, Republic of Ireland


Travel to the Ulster American Folk Park where you will find collected buildings and artifacts from generations past. As you walk through the museum, learn how the Irish used to live and about the tragic and triumphant experiences that awaited them in America after emigration. Pass through the scenic countryside and cross into the Republic of Ireland. We end our day in the “Fair City” of Dublin.


Today breakfast will be included. Average Temperature: High 61, Low 50

Day 12 Dublin


A locally guided tour of Dublin highlights the world-renowned St. Patrick’s Cathedral, O’Connell Street, Grafton Street, Phoenix Park and the city’s magnificent rows of lovely Georgian town homes. Spend the rest of your day at leisure as you delve further into Dublin's cultural treasures. This evening, toast the end of an incredible adventure with an evening of traditional Irish music and dance, lore and legend!


Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Average Temperature: High 61, Low 50

Day 13 Dublin - Tour Ends


Your tour comes to a close.


Exploring Scotland and Ireland
Collette Travel Specialist 12 Day Tour
13 Days w/Air
From $2649USD
(Less applicable COLLETTE and GARDNER TRAVEL Promotional Discounts)

NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.

Tour-based Airfare is available to coordinate with this tour through Collette Vacations at attractive rates.
REQUEST RATES, AVAILABILITY AND OTHER INFORMATION HERE

To request our LOWEST RATE and availability for this tour please view our scheduled departures listed HERE. Then, email us on the form BELOW and we will provide our private rate back to you by email response or phone call as you prefer it.

PLEASE NOTE:
We have access to the U.S./Canada reservations only for this tour.
If you reside outside of the U.S./Canada please contact the closest Collette Family of Brands travel agent in your country of origin.


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TOUR DATES
Mar 12, 2017 - Mar 24, 2017 $2649
Apr 2, 2017 - Apr 14, 2017 $3049
May 14, 2017 - May 26, 2017 $3399
Jun 11, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017 $3399
Jun 25, 2017 - Jul 7, 2017 $3399
Jul 2, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017 $3399
Jul 16, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017 $3399
Aug 13, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017 $3599
Aug 20, 2017 - Sep 1, 2017 $3599
Sep 3, 2017 - Sep 14, 2017 $3149
Sep 10, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017 $3299
Oct 15, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 $3199
Mar 4, 2018 - Mar 16, 2018 $2999
Mar 18, 2018 - Mar 30, 2018 $2999
Apr 8, 2018 - Apr 20, 2018 $3149
Apr 22, 2018 - May 4, 2018 $3149
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are land only. We also offer competitive group-based airfares from your home city airport that fit with this particular touring program.

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We are available to answer your inquiries in person Monday - Friday (except holidays) from 8:30am until 5:30pm CST (1-877-510-4653 | 817-788-5210). We are available from time to time on the weekends via email to answer your questions. Our typical response time for your email request ranges from 3 hours to as many as 72 depending upon the availability of onsite resources and those of the tour companies and resorts/lodging establishments, as well as any variations you may request from our listed programs. We will respond to your requests as quickly as possible and as soon as we have all components of your package confirmable. All tour program rates are based upon double occupancy unless otherwise specified.


Thank you for your interest in this quality tour by COLLETTE Vacations!


Randy C. Gardner
President
Gardner Travel Service, Inc.



PASSPORT & VISA INFORMATION

Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details. Visit www.travel.state.gov for the U.S. State Department for the latest details about passports and visa requirements.

IMPORTANT: We recommend that our clients traveling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.

DESTINATION FACTS & STATS


Time Zone

The United Kingdom and Ireland are 5 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.

Currency in the United Kingdom is the British Pound. In Ireland, currency is the Euro.


Electricity


The electrical current in the U.K. is 220V. An adaptor (which changes the physical plug) and/or converter (which changes the electric current) are necessary if you plan to use an appliance with voltage different from the standard within the country you are visiting. Please note, if your appliance has dual voltage you may still need an adaptor for the plug. When packing your electronic items for travel, please review the converter electric current level to make sure it is the same or greater than the items you are planning on using. If you plan on utilizing or transporting a sleep apnea machine, please remember to pack an extension cord and adapter plug to ensure proper function.

Elevation


Elevation on this tour will not exceed 1500 feet.


Optional Excursions for
Exploring Scotland and Ireland

Plan Ahead, Reserve Now!


Add a touch of personalization to your vacation by selecting from our well-researched list of options. While Collette is known for our many inclusions, we also want to be sure you have adequate free time and options to enhance your vacation – your way. And now, you can reserve your options in advance of your tour!


Availability is limited and reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Payment must be received no later than 15 days prior to departure. Prices are subject to change. Children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

A Night on the Town in London - $150
City: London
Duration: 5 Hours
Join us for an evening in the heart of London. Savor the flavors of the region during dinner at Simpson’s-in-the-Strand, one of London’s most historic landmark restaurants. The restaurant is best known for its mouthwatering Roast rib of Scottish beef, which it has been serving to its patrons for over 170 years. Feel like you are part of history while dining where such names as Vincent Van Gogh, Charles Dickens and George Bernard Shaw have dined. Cap off the evening in style taking in one of London’s spectacular theater performances.


A Scottish Night Out - $95

City: Edinburgh
Duration: 3 Hours
Join us for a rollicking evening of tastes, sights and sounds that are classically Scottish. Feast on a banquet prepared from a selection of local recipes. Your taste buds will savor the true flavor and goodness of this distinctive country. Your evening will be filled with entertainment including Highland pipers and dancers, who deliver the very best in Scottish music, song and dance. A highlight of the evening is the Ceremony of the Haggis, and, of course, you may try this national dish. Be prepared for a Scottish night of food, fun and many fond memories!


Pub Lunch & Royal Yacht Britannia - $65
City: Edinburgh
Duration: 3 Hours
Savor local cuisine and old-world ambiance in the heart of Leith's historic Shore area when sitting down to a two-course lunch and a pint at a historic and charming Scottish pub. Have the opportunity to try Scotland’s national dish – haggis! Your delightful lunch will be followed by a visit to the famous Royal Yacht Britannia. Launched in 1953, she spent over 40 years serving as the Royal Family’s yacht and was considered to be “the most famous ship in the world.” This royal residence saw countless famous guests at its many state visits, official receptions and royal social occasions. Now berthed in Leith, Edinburgh, it has become one of the UK’s top tourist attractions. As you stroll along its decks and meander through the halls, you’ll get to know how the Queen would have spent her days aboard this royal residence on the sea.


A Taste of Scottish Culture - $90
City: Glasgow
Duration: 4 Hours
Get to know the music that is distinctly Scottish at the National Piping Centre, proudly possessing a very regal patron – Prince Charles. From your first steps into this remarkable building, formerly a church, you’ll be charmed by the unique sounds of the bagpipe. Join an expert who will lead you through the museum to discover the history of this intriguing instrument and learn about its importance to Scottish culture today. Then you’ll learn how to play! After a short demonstration, give it a try for yourself. Receive a “chanter,” the piece of the bagpipe that creates the melody, to practice, and once you get the hang of it have the opportunity to try the full instrument. Now that you have worked up an appetite, make your way to dinner in their lovely farm-to-table restaurant. Savor the cuisine that is a modern take on traditional Scottish cooking. Cap off your evening with a wee dram of Scotch whisky.


A Taste of Ireland - $90
City: Dublin
Duration: 3 Hours
Step inside O’Connell’s of Donnybrook – a revered Irish establishment where the recipes have been passed down from generation to generation since the early 1900s. Ireland is famous for its fresh produce and wholesome food products. Here, wonderful chefs mix the freshest ingredients with timeless recipes that have made this restaurant a local staple. Your dinner explores Irish cuisine at its best as owners Tom and Annette O’Connell showcase a wealth of artisanal products that blend together like culinary magic. You’ll get the opportunity to sample products from all over Ireland, handmade by local producers. This wonderful tasting showcase truly captures the local flavor. So come along and relax in a warm, welcoming setting and enjoy this experience that is rich in tradition and taste. Just don’t ask for the recipes…that’s a family secret.


Brazen Head Pub Lunch & The Guinness Storehouse - $65
City: Dublin
Duration: 3 Hours
Enjoy a traditional pub lunch at a historic pub where you will soak up the atmosphere of days gone by. After lunch, continue on to the nearby Guinness Storehouse, Ireland's top international visitor attraction. Learn about the brewing process that creates this beloved beverage and discover the technique needed to pour the perfect pint! Classic Guinness ads and memorabilia create a nostalgic ambiance as you indulge in a complimentary pint and learn about a different yet key part of Ireland's history.


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is a global leader of world travel and Escorted Tours, offering 150 vacation choices on all seven continents. We are a family-owned business, now in our third generation of Sullivan-family ownership.

MISSION STATEMENT
Our whole purpose at Collette Vacations is to fulfill vacation dreams. Our daily goal is to deliver to our family of travelers the highest quality, best value and exceptional service, every time, everywhere. We strive to create extraordinary vacation experiences on all 7 continents. Our greatest reward is planning our clients’ next trip.

The Collette Difference
IT'S IN THE DETAILS

Our NO WORRIES cancellation waver means you can cancel anytime prior to the day of departure and receive a full cash refund.

Add up the cost of hotels, transportation, meals, sightseeing and entertainment and you'll find what an incredible savings a tour offers.

On a tour, you'll find yourself saying, "I never would have thought to try that!" We work everyday to uncover those gems that make your vacation special. Let our experience work for yours.

Don't worry about planning the details, getting directions, picking great hotels, or purchasing sightseeing tickets - we do that!

Our tour managers are with you from start to finish, taking care of every detail - and brightening your vacation with history and anecdotes that bring the destination to life. A Collette Tour means less time planning and more time enjoying.

You pack the bags - we'll lug them around! That's right - when you're on tour with us, we take care of all luggage handling... including the tip!


Enjoy a free ride from home to the airport and back, including tip. We believe that your vacation should start at your front door. We include FREE roundtrip sedan service with air-inclusive Collette tours in many U.S. cities within 50 miles radius from more than 80 airport gateways.



Why Travel on an Escorted Tour?

We take the hassle out of travel, so you have all the fun. Here's how.

Our buying power gets you unbeatable value.
Our tours include your sightseeing, entertainment, admissions to museums and parks, great hotels and many meals, making it a hassle free experience for you from start to finish. Our hotels are centrally located, so you won't waste a second of your free time in buses or cabs. Even your luggage is managed for you.

We planned ahead, so Europe with us is still a bargain.
We can provide a vacation to Europe, for example, at 15% less than you would pay if you planned it on your own. There is no better time than now to buy a packaged vacation.

Imagine seeing Thailand for less than $90 a day, and that includes your hotel.
On our Thailand - Ancient Capitals and Countryside tour, you'll ride an elephant and cruise the Mekong River into Laos, just two unforgettable included experiences among 14 days worth of discoveries You'll also enjoy 26 meals on tour, including a dinner cruise on a rice barge. See the Golden Buddha, the ruins of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, the colorful pageantry of a Hill Tribe cultural show - it's all included!

It's like traveling with a friend who knows the area.
Your tour manager will be with you every step of the way, handling the tedious details of travel, while you relax and enjoy the trip. They are seasoned professionals with in-depth knowledge about your destination and a passion for sharing it.

Our tour developers personally scout out the best for you.
They search for accommodations, restaurants, attractions and entertainment to assemble not only a fantastic trip, but create an entire experience that captures the spirit of your destination. Learn the secrets of Tuscan cuisine from a Florentine chef in Italy. Fly a kite in China. Feed a kangaroo in Australia. Our tour developers love creating those unforgettable moments that make your trip uniquely yours.

We've got something for everyone, from Branson to Beijing.
Collette Vacations travels to more than 150 destinations on all seven continents. We also offer Explorations by Collette, small-group tours with a maximum of only 16 - 24 passengers that wander off the beaten path. Explorations tours feature boutique hotels, outdoor activities and interaction with local people.


No Worries Protection Plan


What exactly is your cancellation waiver?

We have the best cancellation waiver in the industry-period. You can cancel your trip up until the day prior to departure for any reason - sickness, change of heart or any reason whatsoever-and you will receive a full refund, minus the small cost of the insurance. That's a cash refund, not a voucher or certificate. There's no risk when you book with Collette.

But isn't it expensive?
Not at all! Let's say you were planning to take our Italian Vistas tour for 13 days. The land-only waiver is just $170 per person. That breaks down to about $13.07 a day-just a little over eight euros! The land and air waiver is only $30 more. That's airplane peanuts compared to the peace of mind you'll enjoy.

Plus, you're covered on tour.
Our cancellation waiver and insurance plan covers you on tour. If you have to stop your trip or return home early, need medical assistance or evacuation, suffer a baggage loss or delay; or are delayed on tour for 12 hours or more, you're covered.

Testimonials:
My husband had an accident in New Zealand…He subsequently had to be transferred by ambulance to Invercargill (Southland Hospital) to have surgery on his leg. He spent one week in the hospital. I am so glad we always take out the insurance. This is our third trip with Collette and we always take out the insurance…In spite of the accident, we had a wonderful time in Australia and New Zealand up to Queenstown and we are very glad we took the trip. Genevieve Gallagher, Clifton Park, NY

We had one unfortunate problem; one traveler broke her ankle…Thank goodness I insist that my passengers take the insurance. Virginia Gratton, Greenport, NY


CANCELLATION WAIVER & INSURANCE PLAN
Exception: If you originally purchased non-refundable airline tickets, the Waiver does not provide a refund for the airline tickets, taxes or fees in the event of a cancellation or a return transportation benefit if you must return home early. The air waiver does not cover medical evacuation or additional expenses associated with a medical emergency.

The Waiver Fee does not cover any single supplement charges which arise from an individual’s traveling companion electing to cancel for any reason prior to departure. In this case, the single supplement will be deducted from the refund of the person who cancels. Division of this charge between the two passengers involved is solely their responsibility. If insufficient funds are deducted from the canceling client, the traveling client will be charged the remaining portion of the single supplement.

Payment of the Waiver Fee (if chosen) must be received by Collette Vacations with your Deposit. The Waiver is non-transferable and valid for each applicant only.

Collette Vacations can assume no responsibility for and cannot be held liable for any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized acts or omissions of any travel agent or travel agency other than that of Collette Travel Service, Inc. itself, and its own employees.
SCHEDULE OF COVERAGES MAXIMUM BENEFIT AMOUNT
PART A – Benefits Provided By Collette Vacations
Pre-Departure Cancellation Fee & Unused Services Waiver Up to Trip Cost
 
PART B – Benefits Provided by the Insurance Company Listed Below
Accidental Death & Dismemberment $25,000
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense $25,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation $50,000
Travel Delay (Maximum of $100 per Day) $1,500
Baggage and Personal Effects $2,000
Baggage Delay $200

PART B CONDITIONS & LIMITATIONS Certain exclusions and limitations apply and are detailed in the Certificate of Coverage. For example, coverage does not apply to: any sickness or condition of you, a Traveling Companion or an Immediate Family Member traveling with you that existed during the 60 days prior to the effective date of the coverages (this exclusion is waived if your plan payment is received by Collette Vacations within 7 days of your initial deposit/payment for your trip and you are not disabled from travel at the time your plan payment is received), suicide, normal pregnancy, war or any act of war, mental or nervous disorders. A Traveling Companion is defined as a person booked to share accommodations in the same room with you during your trip. Sickness or injury must require care by a Physician and must commence while the Travel Protection Plan is in effect for you. This plan does not cover a loss that results from an illness, disease, or other condition (of you, an Immediate Family Member, Traveling Companion or Business Partner), event or circumstance which occurs at a time when this plan is not in effect for you.
Part B of this plan is underwritten by: Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio 464-03

Where to Present Part A Claims
To request a refund under the Cancellation Fee and Unused Services Waiver, please send any unused
airlines tickets (only if purchased from Collette Vacations), a doctor’s note or medical documentation and a written request to:

Collette Vacations
ATTN: Customer Service Department
162 Middle Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
If cancellation occurs prior to departure, contact the Collette Vacations Reservations Department.

When a client cancels prior to departure any due refunds are processed through the booking agent. Agent commissions are not protected if cancellation occurs prior to departure.

All Inquiries and Claims under Part B should be reported to the Plan Administrator:

Trip Mate*
9225 Ward Parkway, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64114
Tel: 800-888-7292
*In CA, dba Trip Mate Insurance Agency
CANCELLATION WAIVER & INSURANCE PLAN PRICING (Per Person)
Land Only Clients
  • $30 for all domestic escorted tours under 6 days
  • $110 for all domestic escorted tours of 6 days or more
  • $110 for all international tours 9 days or under (except cruises, Canadian Rockies Train Tours, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt)
  • $170 for international tours 10 days or more (except cruises, Canadian Rockies Train Tours, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt)
  • $195 for all Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt
  • $205 for all cruises and Canadian Rockies Train Tours
When purchasing pre and post night accommodations, including optional extensions, the number of days will be added to the total number of tour days, and may subsequently alter your waiver fees. Please confirm with your reservation agent at time of booking.

Air Inclusive Clients (air is purchased through Collette Vacations)
  • $60 for all domestic escorted tours under 6 days
  • $140 for all domestic escorted tours of 6 days or more
  • $150 for all international tours 9 days or under (except cruises, Canadian Rockies Train Tours, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt)
  • $200 for all international tours 10 days or more (except cruises, Canadian Rockies Train Tours, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt)
  • $225 for all Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt
  • $235 for all cruises and Canadian Rockies Train Tours
The Cancellation Waiver fee with air can only be purchased by individuals who have purchased air through Collette Vacations.

Collette Tours is a NON-FEE buy!

We will not charge a fee for any/all tour planning for Collette Vacations. Our services are absolutely free when servicing this quality program. Rest assured, you will receive the quality that you expect and the unique value of a well-designed tour program from the beginning and planning stage to the culmination of this exceptional journey.

Experience the Collette Difference with Gardner Travel!

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AND IT MEANS OUR PEOPLE TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO!












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Jewels of the Baltics
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